I'm trying to get the gps on my iPhone to work while traveling on an airplane. I know the gps is tuned off in airplane mode, but in talking when the phone is in regular mode searching for network signal.
With my droid x even (again non airplane mode) while searching for signal the gps would work lock on and show the planes speed and I had some saved maps on the disk so it showed where we were flying over on my map.
Trying to do tho with my iPhone, with it now it seems if u have no cell/data connection you get no gps?? What if I'm in the woods with no signal my gps won't work??
I believe the GPS receiver is dependent on a good cell signal... at least that has been my experience. So, if you're in woods with no signal, especially if your app needs to download maps on the fly, you're SOL. (sadly outta locateability...) It is possible to get GPS data into an iPhone with a BadElf GPS device and your phone in airplane mode.